Saving money tips

Scape’s Summer Money Saving Tips

With exams long over, the sun finally making its appearance, and graduation season soon commencing –it must be the start of summer. For some the summer is a time of travelling to lush destinations, for others it’s a time for getting a job or internship, but for many the summer is a time to sit back and relax. We’ve come up with a few money saving tips to get you through the summer without having to worry about your bank balance.

Free London Events

The great thing about spending your summer in London is that there’s always something to do –and it’s usually free. Camden Beach returns at the Roundhouse from 17th July the terrace will be filled with 150 tonnes of the finest sand, tasty pop-up restaurants, bars, ping pong, and more until 23rd August. If the beach isn’t your thing then check out the celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid in Trafalgar Square to mark the end of Ramadan on the 25th July. Alternatively, there is the More London Festival running until 24th September; this festival brings an impressive line-up of events and performances on the South Bank.

Freelancing

Unlike a 9-5 job, the advantage of freelancing during your summer months is that you are in control of the opportunity that you freelance for. Uni-Lancers is a new revolutionary website that lists hundreds of projects that you can freelance with. For many of these opportunities, such as blog contributions, to design and marketing aid, you can build up a set of skills in a more convenient way, in many cases without having to leave your room and still get paid.

Visit home

This might sound a little dull to many, but by going home for a week or two, you will save a large amount of money during the summer. By no means do you have to go home for the whole summer; the advantages of going home, to catch up with family and friends, for a week, or even a few days is that you save on living costs, such as food and travel. Then when you come back from your little break, you have more to spend on summer festivals, and other forms of entertainment in the capital.

Money saving apps

More or less every student has a smartphone, but what you may not have known was that there is an array of apps to help you save money. For instance mySuperList is an incredible app where you create your weekly shopping list, and it then locates the closest supermarket that sells all your items for the cheapest price. Voucher Cloud offers a range of money saving deals on the latest tech gadgets, and the latest fashions. If you’re with O2 then check out O2 Priorities for a whole host of deals and discounts on attraction tickets such as the London Eye and Dungeons, to food discounts, and competitions. Finally, there is VoucherCodes which offers you discounts in fashion retailers such as New Look, and restaurants such as Frankie and Benny’s and Pizza Express.

This was by no means an exhaustive list of money saving tips, but they should help you from burning a hole in your pocket over the summer months!
      
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